Safari time – A jungle walk or jeep safari in Bardia National Park is the undisputed highlight of a visit to the area. Have a guide take you to the best wildlife-spotting sites in the park and get ready to wait… and wait some more. Your patience will be rewarded with sightings of wild elephants, rhinos, crocodiles, deer, monkeys, and birds. With a little bit of luck, a tiger will even make an appearance.
Bicycle tour – If you don’t want to blow your budget on safaris, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy and explore the area. One of the most rewarding and interesting activities in Bardia is a do-it-yourself bicycle tour around the countryside. Immerse yourself in Tharu culture by cruising through traditional villages, featuring characteristic houses made of mud and grass, and exchange smiles with local people.
Chill sessions – The Sunsetview Cafe & Jungle Bar is without a doubt the ultimate hang-out in Bardia. The enthusiastic owner Pramesh, who is always up for a chat, serves excellent coffee from a real coffee machine and cold beers with complimentary snacks. He has a great music collection and even organizes movie nights. Where else do you get to sip a drink on the edge of the jungle while watching village life go by with some relaxed tunes on the background?